Jeremy Lightfoot 赖晋美
Jeremy is the head of our Dispute Resolution and Litigation practice in the Hong Kong office.
His practice is focused on high value and complex commercial and corporate litigation, insolvency and restructuring matters under the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands.
Who’s Who Legal Litigation notes that Jeremy 'comes highly recommended by peers for his outstanding disputes work and is praised for being “responsive and understanding of what you are looking for”' (2020) and that he has an ‘excellent track record advising clients on complex cross-border matters’ (2019). The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2022) describes Jeremy as "an intellectual heavyweight whose urbane charm makes him a firm favourite with clients."
Jeremy has been listed as a Leading Individual in The Legal 500 Asia 2023 Guide. He has also been named in the Top 15 Offshore Litigators in Asia by Asian Legal Business. The rankings highlight the top disputes practitioners working with offshore law firms who have successfully handled significant cases and exceeded client expectations in the process.
Prior to joining Carey Olsen, Jeremy was based in the British Virgin Islands with another offshore law firm before relocating in 2017 to lead their litigation, insolvency and restructuring practice in Hong Kong.
Before moving offshore, Jeremy practised for a decade as a barrister at a leading chambers in London where he was noted in Legal 500 as being 'a brilliant blend of legal and commercial acumen'.
He graduated from New College, Oxford and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2006 (currently not practising). He was admitted as a barrister of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands) in 2016 and is enrolled as a registered associate in Bermuda.
Jeremy is a member of the Hong Kong ICPA Restructuring and Insolvency Faculty, the International Bar Association, INSOL, IWIRC, the Chancery Bar Association (Overseas Member) and the Inter-Pacific Bar Association.
Who’s Who Legal诉讼名人录指出，Jeremy因其出色的争议解决工作而受到同行的强烈推荐，以及因“反应迅速、理解客户需要”而受到赞赏（2020），而且他也“在为客户提供复杂的跨境事务咨询方面往绩卓越”（2019）。